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Eddie Hearn finding “excuses” to book Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua Fight in UK for more crowd

Promoter Eddie Hearn reacts during the Scott Quigg & Jono Carroll Press Conference

Eddie Hearn has recently spoken about the possibility of a domestic venue for the Fury V Joshua showdown. He feels certain there is a chance that the venue could be the Wembley Stadium.

In an interview with talkSport, Hearn reveals that the fight could happen in London. “All things being equal, we wouldn’t even be having conversations with anywhere else in the world to be honest with you, we’d just be straight into Wembley.” Many had speculated that the fight would be happening in the Middle East.

He feels it is “one of the biggest fights of our generation,” as he explains how it is also the biggest fight of Fury and Joshua’s careers. With an event of such scale and importance, they would also have to generate a massive amount of money for it.

Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter and Anthony Joshua speak during a press conference for his fight against Wladamir Klitschko.

Eddie Hearn, boxing promoter, and Anthony Joshua speak during a press conference for his fight against Wladimir Klitschko at Sky Sports Studios on April 27, 2017. (Credit: Getty Images)

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However, with the Euros scheduled for June-July, Hearn speaks about the possibility of having a full crowd around mid and end of July. “I’d love to find an excuse to do it in the UK and to find a way,” he adds.

Moreover, Eddie clarifies that talks are still in progress. According to him, the first fight could very well happen in London, with a second one somewhere else. “There are some conversations going on with the government to see if that is an option.”

Road to Wembley for Eddie Hearn?

The Carabao Cup final is set to be staged in front of 8,000 fans at Wembley next month. The EFL is optimistic about getting the government’s approval to bring fans back. It is assumed that the clash between Tottenham Hotspur and Manchester City on April 25 could serve to be a ‘test event’.

A general view of Wembley Stadium at night in London, England.

A general view of Wembley Stadium at night on February 7, 2007, in London, England. (Credit: Getty Images)

The FA Cup final on May 15 and the World Snooker Championships from April 17, will also have the same purpose. The UK government declared that people could soon be back if the ‘tests’ are successful.

Whilst the future of all these events remains uncertain, it is clear that the planning is thoroughly underway. If the test events are a success, it’s clear that Hearn will do his best to acquire Wembley for the fight.

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